78 rpm Workshop
Dave and Maggie have been collecting old 78 rpm records for years, and
have now amassed several thousands!
This workshop is a humorous look at the history of the ‘78’ and
includes some splendid examples of the rare and the ridiculous. We have
a recording of Marconi talking of ‘The Wonder of Wireless’,
an address by General Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, a record
in Morse, a recording of a conjurer doing a trick! choirs of canaries,
and classical music..on the handsaw!! to name but a few.
The format is a light-hearted illustrated talk, followed by a chance
for the audience to browse through piles of records and play the ones
they fancy (anyone for early Tommy Steele, Lonnie Donegan, Elvis, Jimmy
Shand, or even the Savoy Orpheans)!
We have often presented this workshop as a gentle, relaxing, Sunday
morning session at Festivals. Ideally allow one and a half hours, but
we can make it longer or shorter if required.